MARA ALINE ZOE
Originally I was a professional horse trainer and show rider. After the apprenticeship i worked two seasons as a show-rider in a show in Locarno Switzerland.
After that I wanted to experience different cultures, so I decided to walk the St James way. I walked, together with my horse, 2500 km across Europe on the popular pilgrim path to Spain.
Then one day I decided to join the circus! While touring with Circus Monti in Switzerland I met Chris and together we decided to become a duo.
Since then I keep developing my circus skills and acts. I take pleasure in doing research for our acts, to finalise, frame and polish details. I also enjoy exploring my physical boundaries and to redefine limits!
I started my career as a circus artist at 6 years old when I began practicing balancing on the slackrope in my backyard.
From 2001 to 2008 I went to different circus schools in Norway, Sweden and Belgium including 3 years at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels.
Since graduation I have performed with my slackrope act in places such as Circus Monti in 2009 and 2013, in Cirque du Soleil’s “Wintuk” in 2010, GOP Varieté in 2011 and 2012, and the London Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012.
Together with the love of my life we have been performing together since 2014 and we are constantly developing new acts and creating variations on the old ones in order to have acts that fit in many venues and stages of all kind of sizes!